Movies like A Matter of Sex

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A Matter of Sex (1984)
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, uplifting
Plot: bank, strike, discrimination, fighting the system, feminism, misogyny, banking, working class, workplace situations, gender, rebellion, workplace, power relations, leadership, legal action, politics, boss and employee, price of justice, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, labor union, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1976, year 1978, year 1977
Place: minnesota, midwest

Most similar movies to A Matter of Sex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, hopes and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like A Matter of Sex: Cesar Chavez (2014), Gideon's Trumpet (1980), Harlan County War (2000), 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002), Zuzu Angel (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: labor union, working class, hopes, society, workplace, power relations, social relations, fighting the system, leadership, idealism, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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95%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, legal action, courtroom drama, oldtimer, injustice, legal, society, dedicated lawyer, prison life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, usa
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90%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, anti heroes, human nature, human spirit, price of justice, racism, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, rich and poor, in the woods, corporate crimes, farm, fighting the system, rebellion, society, leadership, human spirit, murder, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 830
Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, missing person, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, family relations, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: talky, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, bus, athlete's life, sport, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, anti semitism, courtroom drama, discrimination, military life, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, serious ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, rebellion, women, working class, gender, politics, discrimination, prejudice, adoption, courage ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, legal action, couple relations, sexual abuse, woman in danger, family problems, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, campaign, labor union, crime, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, vengeance, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, strike, prostitution, misery, running from police, solidarity, turin italy, working class, politics, labor union, rebelliousness, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: feminism, journalism, human spirit, idealism, political unrest, injustice, fighting the system, politics, americana, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: virginia, tennessee, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostages, bank, legal action, rebelliousness, missing person, political conspiracy, political corruption, woman in danger, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 37K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, sincere, factual ...
Plot: feminism, sexual harassment, courtroom drama, rape, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, love, secret, against the odds, sexism, labor union ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving in the military for more than twenty years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) had seen her share of battles. But nothing could prepare her for the fight ahead: an intensely personal ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, gays and lesbians, coming out, army, u.s. army, lgbt, gender, life is a bitch, lesbian mother, soldier ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, school, terminal illness, best friends, dedicated educator, legal action, child illness, high school, coming out, family in crisis, high school life, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, historical figure, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Plot: human spirit, idealism, politics, state affairs, folk hero, head of state, dealing with death, couple relations, heroic mission, hopes, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, labor union, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, factory, single mother, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, working class, factory, workplace situations, store, hopes, rebellion, urban ghetto, society, workplace, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 355
Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: courtroom, legal, hotshot lawyer, legal action, rebellion, rivalry, power relations, life is a bitch, change of heart, defense attorney, trial, murder trial ...
Time: 1910s, 1890s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 416
Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, legal action, politics, ship, human spirit, rebelliousness, boss and employee, death in the family, memory loss, political corruption, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, prison life, tragic hero, human spirit, xenophobia, escape, rebelliousness, friendship, interracial relations, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 232
Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, small town, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, romance, fighting the system, journalism, idealism, against the odds, courtroom drama, price of justice, religions or cults ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: marriage, interracial marriage, racism, dedicated lawyer, legal action, love, interracial love, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: labor union, gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 17K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: radiation, working class, plutonium, small town, fighting the system, contamination, whistleblower, workplace, uncover truth, obsession, research, company ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, president, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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